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at mitt romney election headquarters in boston. >> and mark live in chicago at the obama headquarters and mark let's start with you there obviously an exciting time in chicago. >> half hour ago when they made the announcement this place erupted. reminded me of 4 years ago in grant park. let me show you the crowd, mike move up to the front of the little riser space here and show you the crowd that stretches from one end of the hall to the other. it is i would guess 10,000. if you lack down to the end of the hall. big crowd. every time another state is announced that crowd just goes crazy. it is completely chalked full of people. i have been talking to the national field director of the campaign that told me really the key to this win tonight was the ground game. we have been hearing that for days but listen to this figure just released today. they say they registered 1.79 million new voters just in the swing states and that doubles the number of all the registered voters that they signed up in 2008. earlier tonight i was talking with california attorney general pamela harris
the president's spoke. he backed on to the take in boston alone and thanks his supporters and voters. stay with the abc7 morning news coming up, we go live to chicago for a wrap of the race for president and a look at where president obama and mitt romney go from here. >>> californians overcame decades of anti-tax sentiment and approved prop 30 to rescue schools and avoid drastic funding cuts. with most of the votes counted you can see the measure to add sales tax increase and hike taxes on high income earners projected to have won. the race has been called. stay with abc7 morning news, amy hollyfield will have more on this at 6:30. >>> two more top state propositions prop 34 appears to have been defeated it would replace the death penalty in california with life without parole voters rejected prop 32 banning unions and corporations from using payroll deductions to fund political campaigns. >> democrats in sacramento will have a super majority or two thirds in the state assembly. speaker perez says the assembly should have 54 democrats still not clear if the state senate will have a super
to boston on how the romney camp is responding this morning. >>> our time is 5:32. there are a lot of things to talk about number wise this morning. we have ktvu claudine wong here to show us in detail about the numbers. >> reporter: that is right. let's take you over to the map. this is our congressional districts in the bay area. i want to take you over to the 15th district. we have an upset here. this is pete starks district and has been since the vietnam era. he is the longest serving member of congress. it seems the era is over. let's show you the latest numbers coming from that district. it shows democrat ere rake stall -- erik stallwell the winner of that. the gap became apparent overnight. about one-third this morning he pleaded a thank you to supporters. his win in part being attributed to a top tier system. all right let's take you back to the map. we want to talk about the other close races. let's talk about what has happened in the third district. he is the winner there. the race closer than expected to be. some people say it was so close that his challenger republican wasn't rea
every one of the 12 crucial battleground states. around 1 a.m. eastern romney spoke in boston to let them know he made a concession call to the president. >> i just called president obama to congratulate him on his victory. his supporters and his campaign also deserve congratulations. >> reporter: the former massachusetts governor said it was time to put aside partisan bickering and work together for the good of the country. >> this is a time of great challenges for america and i pray that the president will be successful in guiding our nation. >> reporter: the number reelected president the night in -- the newly reelected president spent the night in chicago. the first family returns to the white house at 5:30 this morning. >>> california especially the bay area saw tough congressional races, including one upset due to new primary runoff system. katie marzullo joins us with a closer look. >> reporter: this is the house of representatives map. here's what won't surprise you, blue, blue, blue, the whole bay area voting democrat. we want to focus on three races starting in district thr
to congratulate president obama and his reelection. >> emily e. schmidt joins us live from boston to tell us what mitt romney is doing today. >> if high daria our youth? >> tell us about romney in what he plans to do today. >> the interesting thing is he does not have a public scandal today that the first time in recent memory of where he is. that is the difference between running for president and in canada to loss. we are watching a really not mitt romney so much as watching republicans try to dissect the results from last night. try to determine what this meant for them as a look ahead to the next election. how to recover from a lost that last night they came here not quite certain that they would have. >> it is interesting one of the questions is what role does mitt romney have going for for the republican party. have you heard any whispering as to what it plans to do? >> no. we heard him say last night in his speech that everyone needs to work across the aisle to work together. a few minutes after that president obama came out and said he would like to extended hand to reach out to work with
. at his boston headquarters the republican candidate spoke for fife minutes also calling for unity. >> the nation is at a critical point and at a time like this, we cannot risk political bickering and posturing. our leaders have the reach across the aisle to do the people's work. >> reporter: the stagnant economy was the top issue for voters and almost scuttled the president's bid for re-election. and president obama telling the nation, he got the message. >> you told us that you want us to focus on your jobs and not ours. in the coming weeks and months, i am looking forward to reaching out and working with leaders of both parties to meet the challenges that we can only solve together. >> reporter: still the chicago crowd was electrified as the president delivered a soaring speech in which he thanked all of those who supported him, including his family. >> sasha and malia, before our very eyes, you are growing up to become two very smart beautiful women just like your mom. michelle, i have never loved you more. i have never been prouder to watch the rest of america fall in love wit
and kenya. >> we will show you inside met romney's election night headquarters in boston. they are also setting up there for the event to night. >> mitt romney is not wasting a single mom and on his quest for 270 electoral votes. after casting his own ballot the republican hit the road one more time. he hosted a luncheon in benson a battleground states of ohio and pennsylvania. they were not standard rallies, more of a chance to thank supporters and remind voters to hit the polls. >> it is a big day for big change. we are about to change america and help people in ways and imagined that they never imagined that happen. >> he wrapped up its aggressive cross-country campaign schedule where he started. >> i feel great today. i am really excited to be here. >> after spending the day and doing interviews and get out the vote initiative, the president and vice president will watch the return from chicago. preelection days voting shows the candidates locked in a dead heat. the winners will not be declared until key swing states post their votes. if three votes and new hampshire, the first prec
eastern time to concede the race. jan crawford is in boston, where the republican nominee spoke to his supporters. jan, good morning. >> reporter: well, good morning, charlie. good morning, norah. romney actually waited about an hour to concede after ohio was projected to go for the president. that, of course, being the must-win state. everyone knew at that point the race was basically over, but the campaign wanted to see some of those actual votes come in, just to make sure. and then of course, advisers tell me once they saw colorado go for the president, they knew that was it, so governor romney picked up the phone and called the president. >> this election is over, but our principles endure. i believe that the principles upon which this nation was founded are the only sure guide to a resurgent economy and to renewed greatness. >> reporter: a defeated mitt romney was gracious. >> i believe in america. i believe in the people of america. >> reporter: after running for president for 17 months, his campaign came up empty. >> like so many of you, paul and i have left everything on the fi
's speech early this morning was a gracious one. we'll take you live to boston. we'll take a look at what went wrong for the romney campaign. >>> many people are crediting the campaign organization as one of the reasons for his re- election win. the political reporter joins us via skype joins us outside of washington, d.c. how did obama's campaign get out the vote efforts really pay off? >> reporter: well, if you break down the redales and start -- details and start -- and start looking at them, it's almost county by county, the president winning most of the same counties in florida and in ohio and then you start then going into the details and you see that the democrats were able to get out of vote again and sometimes mitt romney was not even able to reach the level of what john mccain had gone four years ago. one example in franklin county, the obama people were able to get 15,000 more votes than people while the mccain levels were not reached by romney. down in south florida, miami- dade, home to marco rubio. the romney campaign couldn't come close as the obama squeezed the out 70,000
on the stage after his speech at the boston convention and exhibition center. >> let us take a quick break from politics we will get back in a minute. a quick update with weather and traffic morning erica. >> good morning to you james. it is foggy. record- breaking temperatures we saw yesterday and the rain we are expecting tomorrow. temperatures in the '40's and '50's into the afternoon. sunday but preconditions. the fog returns to the coastline ahead to the later hours. for those of you leaving the house downtown tampa cisco of 54. 57 in san jose. concord 50 degrees. i will show you where the numbers will head into the afternoon and my next report george. >> is a great start to the morning commute we are not tracking any hot spots. we're not looking at in the slow traffic for high with four or interstate 580. the quick you check shows by traffic around the bay area weather in the east bay, south bay, peninsula with and what they ride. at the bay bridge toll plaza traffic very light now with no delays either to or across the upper deck. james. >> thank you george back to politics. as expected
the obama campaign and boston behind the scenes with romney. to the heated battleground states across the country where this election will be decided and our team tracking your vote everywhere in the crossroads of the world with the crowds in times square. and with our partners from univision in miami plus abc's barbara walters, katie couric and our powerhouse team telling you who's winning and why on this historic night, election night 2012, the stakes so high, the race so close, america's next president decided tonight. it's "your voice, your vote." once again from abc news election headquarters in times square, new york, diane sawyer and george stephanopoulos. >> you are looking at times square, usa, the pulse of the nation. also the crossroads of the world, 182 million people pass through here every year and tonight, it is election headquarters for abc news and we are so glad to have you back with us on this very big night, george. >> we have an entire team right out here with us. our reporters an analysts over on that side of the room, jon karl karl, cokie robert, ron brownstein.
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